Multinational pharmaceutical companies, fast-growing life science startups, diversified provider systems and other entities involved in the manufacture, delivery and practice of medicine employ hundreds of thousands of New Jerseyans and generate billions of dollars in revenue every year. Obviously, the health care industry plays an indispensable role in the state’s economy.
That fact alone would place the sector’s leaders high on the list of important economic actors. But the industry is also changing, increasingly dominated by large insurers, drug makers and hospital networks. At the same time, the shifting landscape of national health care reform presents new challenges, seemingly every week. And the economic incentive programs that can help nurture startups and lure new businesses face uncertainty amid political maneuvering in Trenton.
With that backdrop, we present the 2019 Health Care Power 50 – the leaders who will be responsible for maintaining the industry’s prominence and improving its financial performance. We also take a look at some of the forces reshaping the sector.
2019 honorees are ranked from 1 to 10, with the remainder appearing alphabetically.